MICHAEL WISNIEWSKI'S BIO:
Employment: Currently in Connecticut (CT)
Michael identifies companies for acquisition, analyzes financial and operating data, develops terms and manages the deal process, and works with departments to integrate acquisitions effectively.
Well-versed in the life cycle of an equity investment: sourcing, due diligence and market research, deal structuring, term sheet negotiation, writing investment memos, pitching opportunities, closing investments. Managed all aspects of Connecticut Innovations' Pre-Seed Program that funds technology startups up to $150,000 (over 70 investments). Ran the TechStart Accelerator Program, its related fund, and the CTech incubator that housed up to 14 startups at Yale’s Science Park. As Manager of UConn's Springboard Program, Mike assisted research faculty as they formulated ideas for new technology companies and partnerships
Univ. of Connecticut MBA, Venture Consulting
Univ. of Connecticut Bachelor’s Degree, Law and Society
Stanford University Professional Certificate, I-Corps Tech. Commercialization by Steve Blank
Venture Capital Institute Professional Certificate
Univ. of Connecticut Digital Marketing Strategy Advanced Business Certificate
Treasurer, Crossroads Venture Group (connects investors with high-growth companies)
Committee Member, Univ. of Connecticut Technology Incubation Program
Mentor, reSET (a social impact business accelerator)
Mentor, Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities Foundation
Former USMC Special Operations Parachute Rigger (awarded a Certificate of Commendation)
MICHAEL WISNIEWSKI'S SKILLS:
M&A, Entrepreneurship, Acquisitions, Business Planning, Management, Market Research, Start-ups, Business Strategy, Venture Capital, Investments, CT, Consulting, Team-Oriented, Business Analysis, Marketing Communications, Strategic Partnerships, Market Analysis, Analysis, Digital Marketing Strategy, Connecticut Innovations, Connecticut Technology, Startups, Innovation, Accelerators, and Incubators.
Michael Wisniewski is a Business Development expert with more than ten years of experience, currently working in Connecticut. He is skilled in building strategic relationships and partnerships and has an excellent track record in managing lean startups, entrepreneurship, and innovation programs.
After spending more than a decade helping various companies develop business growth strategies and managing multimillion-dollar investments, Michael Wisniewski has what it takes to source, analyze, negotiate, close, and integrate deals. In addition, he has proven capability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders from various disciplines effectively.
Some of the institutions and companies Mike has worked for include the University of Connecticut, Globant, Connecticut Innovations, and Waterlogic. He served in various capacities, ranging from consulting to senior management.
Michael Wisniewski obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Connecticut. He also holds a Master of Business Administration and an Advanced Business Certificate from the University of Connecticut School of Business.
He also has several professional certifications, including a Professional Certificate for Tech Entrepreneurship and the Lean Startup from Stanford University, and a Professional Certificate for Venture Capital & Private Equity.